Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association

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Another successful Meet The Airplane Event, culminating in a panel discussion among F-4 Veterans.

Rock the Museum: September 13, 6PM - 11 PM Was a sepctacular event!

Learn More about Rock the Museum and support our sponsors 

The Mach Combat Simulators are improved and once again operational!

The Patuxent River Naval Air museum has initiated a modest admission fee is desired under an honor system to help defray operational costs.

The Steel is going up rapidly, forming the structure of your new building.

At the April 24 , 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association, the newly elected President of the board of Directors announced the new Executive Committee. Ed Sierra, a successful businessman and former President of the Navy Alliance has become the new Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Association President. Pete Butt, a leading influencer of the Association's Exhibits Committee with 38 years experience in the technical realm at the Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division, will become Vice President. Lisa Horton, a volunteer leader and highly accomplished para-legal will become Secretary and, Deb Stone, with 30 plus years in Non-profit accounting will become your new Treasurer. 


a community supported museum,

is open and available. The museum is adjacent to the site where construction of the new Museum building has resumed.

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

Phone: 301-863-1900


The museum celebrates the past, present and future of the Research, Development Test and Evaluation of Naval Aircraft.

We are open 10 AM until 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday -  Noon to 5 PM on Sundays. We will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Closed on Mondays, including Federal Holidays. Also closed on July 4, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

We charge a modest admission fee on the honor system. Something for all age groups.

The Museum Association is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your membership and any donations are fully tax deductible. Individual membership is only $50 and has benefits, including priority in our Mach Combat Flight Simulators.

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Visit our recently refurbished gift shop for a treasure trove of unique military aviation items.

OUR NEW BUILDING ONCE AGAIN UNDER CONSTRUCTION! On August 27, 2013, the St. Mary's Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to select Biscayne Construction Company to complete the work started on the new building for the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and Tourism Center. The contract is now finalized and work will resume on the new building in December 2013.


Our Quarterly Newsletter


Spring 2014 (a .pdf File)

Winter 2014 (a .pdf File)

Winter 2013 (a .pdf File) 

Fall 2012 (a .pdf File)

Summer 2012 (a .pdf File) 

Spring 2012 (a .pdf File) 

Winter 2012 (a .pdf File)

Fall 2011 (a .pdf File)

Spring 2011 Newsletter (a .pdf File)

Winter 2010 Newsletter (a .pdf file)


It is the Association’s task to assist in the attainment of the Navy's Patuxent River Naval Air Museum’s (PRNAM) mission and the presentation of its displays to further elevate the PRNAM’s prestige in keeping with Navy desires and plans. Included in the Association’s purpose is the raising of funds necessary for enhancing the attractiveness of the Museum for the community and the visiting public.


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We are proud to support our world renowned resident aviation artist Hank Caruso. See more of Hank's work at Hank Caruso's AEROCATURES


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